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1 Contents 1986: Chapter , sections 7 12 and 18 31, Laws of Florida Chapter , sections 24, 25 and 26 (Reviser s bill) and Chapter , Laws of Florida , 1989, and 1990 [None] : Chapter 91 45, sections 31 and 32, Laws of Florida : Chapters and , Laws of Florida : Chapter (the ELMS bill) and Chapter , section 12, Laws of Florida : Chapter , section 4, Laws of Florida : Chapter , sections 4 5, Chapter , sections 2 3, Chapter , sections 7 12, Chapter , sections 1 7, and Chapter , sections 9, 10, and 12, Laws of Florida : Chapter , section 1, Chapter , sections 10 11, and Chapter , sections 1 6, 15, Laws of Florida : Chapter , sections 1 4, Laws of Florida : Chapter 98 75, section 14, Chapter , sections 2 5, Chapter , sections 2 6 and 12 15, and Chapter , sections 4 5, Laws of Florida : Chapter , sections 65 6, and 90, and Chapter , sections 1, 3 5, and 8 9, Laws of Florida : Chapter , sections 15 17, Chapter , section 1, and Chapter , section 18, Laws of Florida] : Chapter , section 64, Laws of Florida : Chapter , sections 1 11, Laws of Florida : Chapter 03 1, sections 14 15, Chapter , section 1, Chapter , section 158, and Chapter , section 61, Laws of Florida : Chapter 04 5, section 11, Chapter 04 37, section 1, Chapter , sections 1 4, Chapter , sections 2 5, Chapter , sections 1 2, and Chapter , section 2, Laws of Florida : Chapter , sections 1, 2 and 15, Chapter , and Chapter , sections 10 12, Laws of Florida Chapters , , , , , and , Laws of Florida : Chapters , , and , Laws of Florida : Chapters and , Laws of Florida : Chapters and , Laws of Florida

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3 1986: [Chapter , sections 7 12 and 18 31, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (6)(c) The requirement that plans include soil surveys which indicate the suitability of soils for septic tanks moved from the Capital Improvements Element to the General Sanitary Sewer, Solid Waste, Drainage, Potable Water and Natural Groundwater Aquifer Recharge Element, by striking section (3)(a)4., and adding the last sentence to section (6)(c). 2. Section (6)(a) A Future Land Use Element must have "goals, policies, and measurable objectives," rather than "measurable goals, objectives, and policies." 3. Section (9)(c) Eliminated the 12 month delay for consistency with the comprehensive regional policy plans. 4. Section (10) Approved Rule Chapter 9J 5, Florida Administrative Code. Defined "consistency," "compatible with," and "furthers." Required each local government to review and address all State Comprehensive Plan provisions relevant to that jurisdiction. Support data shall not be subject to the compliance review process, but that goals and policies must be clearly based on appropriate data. The Department of Community Affairs authorized to reject data if not collected in a professionally accepted manner, but forbidden to require a particular professionally accepted methodology. 9J 5 does not require original data collection. Recognized that local governments are charged with setting level of service standards. Public facilities and services needed to support development shall be available concurrent with the impacts of development. Established the "shield" against rule challenges to Chapter 9J 5 until July 1, Section (2)(k) Required the comprehensive master plan for each deepwater port to be submitted to the appropriate local government at least 6 months before the due date of the local plan; defined "appropriate local government," and provided for sanctions for deepwater ports which are not part of a local government and which fail to submit their comprehensive master plan. 6. Section Substantially reworded section , "Process for adoption of comprehensive plan or amendment thereto". 7. Section (1)(b) Exempted Florida Quality Developments from the twice a year limitation on adoption of plan amendments. 8. Section (1)(c) 3

4 Exempted small scale amendments from the twice a year limitation on adoption of plan amendments. 9. Section (1) & (4) Required the local government's evaluation and appraisal report to be transmitted to the state land planning agency, and required the governing body of the local government to adopt, or adopt with changes, the local planning agency's report within 90 days after receipt. Authorized transmittal of the evaluation and appraisal report plan amendments, rather than the entire plan as amended, to the state land planning agency. 10. Section (2)(g) Delayed implementation of concurrency until 1 year after due date for submittal of the comprehensive plan. 11. Section (2014) Initial adoption of the Florida Local Government Development Agreement Act [Chapter , sections 24, 25 and 26 (Reviser s bill) and Chapter , Laws of Florida] 1. Section (2) (2014) Extended date for the state land planning agency to adopt a schedule for submittal of local comprehensive plans from October 1, 1986, to October 1, 1987, and extended the latest date for submission by non coastal counties from July 1, 1990, to July 1, , 1989, and 1990 [None] 1991: [Chapter 91 45, sections 31 and 32, Laws of Florida] 1. No substantive changes. 1992: [Chapters and , Laws of Florida] 1. Section (2)(a) (2014) Clarified that the procedures for approval of the original plans also applied to plan amendments. 2. Sections , (13) [2014 cite: (14)], (10)[2014 cite: (11)] Provided that the local planning agency should prepare plan amendments. 3. Section (24) Added "spoil disposal sites for maintenance dredging located in the intracoastal waterways, except for spoil disposal sites owned or used by ports" to the definition of "public facilities." 4. Section (6)(h)2. [2014 cite: (6)(h)3.] 4

5 Added requirement that independent special districts submit a public facilities report to the appropriate local government. 5. Section (10)(k) Extended "shield" against challenges to the portion of Rule 9J 5 that was adopted before October 1, 1986, from July to April 1, Section (11)(a): Recognized the need for innovative planning and development strategies to address the anticipated continued urbanization of the coast and other environmentally sensitive areas. (11)(b): Stated that plans should allow land use efficiencies within existing urban areas, and should also allow for the conversion of rural lands to other uses. (11)(c): Provided that plans and land development regulations (LDRs) should maximize the use of existing facilities and services through redevelopment, urban infill, and other strategies for urban revitalization. 7. Section (1)(a) Amended definition of "affected person" to clarify that the affected person's comments, recommendations, or objections have to be submitted to the local government at or after the transmittal public hearing for the plan amendment and before the adoption of the amendment. 8. Section (3)(b) Required the local government to include within each plan amendment transmittal such materials as the state land planning agency specifies by rule. 9. Section (7)(a), [2014 cite: (7)(c)1] Gave the local government 120 days, rather than 60 days, after receipt of the objections, recommendations, and comments to adopt or adopt with changes the plan or amendment; and gives the local government 10 days, rather than 5 days, after adoption to transmit the adopted plan or amendment to the state land planning agency. Also requires that a copy of the adopted plan or amendment be transmitted to the regional planning council. 10. Section (8)(b) Provided that the Secretary of the state land planning agency, as well as a "senior administrator other than the Secretary" can issue a notice of intent. 11. Section (9)(b) & (10)(a) Required that the Division of Administrative Hearings hearing must be held "in the county of and convenient to" the affected local jurisdiction. 12. Section (10)(a) Provided that in an administrative challenge to a plan or plan amendment, new issues cannot be raised concerning plan compliance more than 21 days after publication of the notice of intent. 13. Section (16) Added a procedure for Compliance Agreements. 5

6 14. Section (1)(c) Changed the requirements for small scale amendments: Increased the geographic size from 5 to 10 acres of residential land use at a density of 10, rather than 5, units per acre; and for other land use, an increase from 3 to 10 acres. Also increased the annual maximum acreage for small scale amendments from 30 to 60 acres. Allowed local governments to use a newspaper ad of less than a quarter page in size. Authorized the state land planning agency to adopt rules establishing an alternative process for public notice for small scale amendments. Provided that small scale amendments require only an adoption public hearing. 15. Section (1)(e), [2014 cite: (1)(d)] Provided that a plan amendment required by a compliance agreement may be approved without regard to the twice a year limitation on adoption of plan amendments. 16. Section (5) Stated that nothing in the statute prevented a local government from requiring a person requesting an amendment to pay the cost of publication of notice. 17. Section Created an alternative process for amendment of adopted comprehensive plans 18. Section (5) [2014 cite: (13)] Provided that the first evaluation and appraisal report is due 6 years after the adoption of the comprehensive plan, and subsequent evaluation and appraisal reports are due every 5 years thereafter. 19. Section , Amended the Development Agreement Act by providing: Development agreements are not effective unless the comprehensive plan or plan amendment related to the agreement is found in compliance. Development agreements are not effective until properly recorded and until 30 days after received by the state land planning agency. 1993: [Chapter (the ELMS bill) and Chapter , section 12, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (9) Amended the intent section to include that constitutionally protected property rights must be respected. 2. Section Added definitions for "coastal area", "downtown revitalization", "Urban redevelopment", "urban infill", projects that promote public transportation", and "existing urban service area." 6

7 3. Section (11) Amended the scope of the act to provide for the articulation of state, regional, and local visions of the future physical appearance and qualities of a community. 4. Section (6)(f)1. and (f)2. Amended the requirements for the housing element by: Having the element apply to the jurisdiction, rather than the area. Including very low income housing in the types of housing to be considered. Provided guidance that the creation or preservation of affordable housing should minimize the need for additional local services and avoid the concentration of affordable housing units only in specific areas. Required the state land planning agency to prepare an affordable housing needs assessment for all local jurisdictions, which will be used by each local government in preparing the evaluation and appraisal report and amendments, unless the state land planning agency allows the local government to prepare its own needs assessment. 5. Section (6)(h)1. and 2., [2014 cites: (9)(h), (9)(h), (6)(h)5] Amended the intergovernmental coordination element by: Requiring each intergovernmental coordination element to include: A process to determine if development proposals will have significant impacts on state or regional facilities. A process for mitigating extrajurisdictional impacts in the jurisdiction in which they occur. A dispute resolution process. A process for modification of DRI development orders without loss of recognized development rights. Procedures to identify and implement joint planning areas. Recognition of campus master plans. Requiring each county, all municipalities within that county, the school board, and other service coordination element providers to enter into formal agreements, and include in their plans, joint processes for collaborative planning and decision making. Requiring the state land planning agency to: Adopt rules to establish minimum criteria for the intergovernmental coordination element. Prepare a model intergovernmental coordination element. Establish a schedule for phased completion and transmittal of intergovernmental coordination element plan amendments. 6. [2014 cite: Section (6)(h)5.] Providing that amendments to implement the intergovernmental coordination element must be adopted no later than December 31, 1997]. 7

8 7. Section (6)(h), [2014 cite: Section (6)(j)] Requiring a transportation element for urbanized areas. 8. Section (7)(l) Adding an optional hazard mitigation/post disaster redevelopment element for local governments that are not required to have a coastal management element. 9. Section (10)(l) Requiring the state land planning agency to consider land use compatibility issues near airports. 10. Section (2)(h), (5), (6), (7), (8) Amended the coastal management element by: Defining "high hazard coastal areas" as category I evacuation zones, and stated that mitigation and redevelopment policies are at the discretion of the local government. Affirming the state's commitment to deepwater ports, and required the section dispute resolution process to reconcile inconsistencies between port master plans and local comprehensive plans. Encouraging local governments to adopt countywide marina siting plans. Requiring coastal local governments to identify spoil disposal sites in the future land use and port elements. Requiring each county to establish a process for identifying and prioritizing coastal properties for state acquisition. 11. Section [New] Created a new section for concurrency which: Provides concurrency on a statewide basis only for roads, sewers, solid waste, drainage, potable water, parks and recreation, and mass transit; a local government can extend concurrency to public schools if it first conducts a study to determine how the requirement would be met. Set timing standards for concurrency of: For sewer, solid waste, drainage and potable water facilities, in place no later than the issuance of the certificate of occupancy. For parks and recreation facilities, no later than 1 year after issuance of certificate of occupancy. For transportation facilities, in place or under actual construction no later than 3 years after issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Allowing exemptions from transportation concurrency for urban infill, urban redevelopment and downtown revitalization. Allowing a de minimis transportation impact of not more than 0.1% of the maximum volume of the adopted level of service coordination element as an exemption from concurrency. Authorizing the designation of transportation management areas. 8

9 Allowing urban redevelopment to create 110% of the actual transportation impact caused by existing development before complying with concurrency. Authorizing local governments to adopt long range transportation concurrency management systems with planning periods of up to 10 years where significant backlogs exist. Requiring local governments to adopt the level of service coordination element standard established by the Department of Transportation for facilities on the Florida Intrastate Highway System. Allows development that does not meet concurrency if the local government has failed to implement the Capital Improvements Element, and the developer makes a binding commitment to pay the fair share of the cost of the needed facility. 12. Section (3) Provided a procedure to ensure public participation in the approval of a publicly financed capital improvements. 13. Section Amended the procedure for the adoption of plans and plan amendments as follows: Proposed plans or amendments, and materials, must be transmitted to the regional planning councils, the water management districts, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Department of Transportation as specified in the state land planning agency's rules. The state land planning agency reviews amendments only upon the request of the regional planning council, an affected person, or the local government, or those, which it wishes to review. The regional planning council's review of plan amendments is limited to effects on regional facilities or resources identified in the strategic regional policy plan and extra jurisdictional impacts. The state land planning agency may not require a local government to duplicate or exceed a permitting program of a state, federal, or regional agency. 14. Section (5), [2014 cite: Section (6)(a)] Prohibited local governments from amending their comprehensive plans after the date established for submittal of the evaluation and appraisal report unless the report has been submitted. 15. Section (1) Changed the Alternative Process for the amendment of adopted comprehensive plans to the Exclusive Process. 16. Section (2)(a) Provided that plan amendments do not become effective until the state land planning agency or the Administration Commission issues a final order determining that the amendment is in compliance. 17. Section (2)(b) 9

10 Provides that the sanctions assessed by the Administration Commission do not occur unless the local government elects to make the amendment effective despite the determination of noncompliance. 18. Section (3)(a) Authorizing the local government to demand formal or informal mediation, or expeditious resolution of the amendment proceeding. 19. Section Amended the Evaluation and Appraisal Report section of the statute. 1994: [Chapter , section 4, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (1)(f), [2014 cite: Section (1)(e)] A plan amendment for the location of a state correctional facility can be made at any time, and does not count toward the twice a year limitation on adoption of plan amendments. 1995: [Chapter , sections 4 5, Chapter , sections 2 3, Chapter , sections 7 12, Chapter , sections 1 7, and Chapter , sections 9, 10, and 12, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (10)(c) Required opportunities for mediation or alternative dispute resolution where a property owner s request for a comprehensive plan amendment is denied by a local government [section (4)] and prior to a hearing where a plan or plan amendment was determined by the state land planning agency to be not in compliance. 2. Section (6)(j)9. [New] Added a definition for transportation corridor management [section (30)] and allowed the designation of transportation corridors in the required traffic circulation and transportation elements and the adoption of transportation corridor management ordinances. 3. Sections (18), (3), (1) and (4), (3)(a), (15)(a) (c), (1)(c) Amended the definition of public notice and certain public notice and public hearing requirements to conform to the public notice and hearing requirements for counties and municipalities in sections and , Florida Statutes. 4. Section (12) Prohibited any initiative or referendum process concerning any development order or comprehensive plan or map amendment that affects five or fewer parcels of land. 5. Section (8)(a) Reduced to 30 days the time for the state land planning agency to review comprehensive plan amendments resulting from a compliance agreement. 10

11 6. Section (8)(b) Amended the requirements for the advertisement of the state land planning agency s notice of intent. 7. Section (16)(f) Required the administrative law judge to realign the parties in a Division of Administrative Hearings proceeding where a local government adopts a plan amendment pursuant to a compliance agreement. 8. Section (1)(c) and (3)(a) (c) Added clarifying language relative to those small scale plan amendments that are exempt from the twice per year limitation on adoption of plan amendments and prohibited state land planning agency review of those small scale amendments that meet the statutory criteria in section (1)(c). 9. Section (7) Required the state land planning agency to consider an increase in the annual total acreage threshold for small scale amendments. (Repealed by Chapter , section 16, Laws of Florida). 10. Section (1) Required local planning agencies to provide opportunities for involvement by district school boards and community college boards. 11. Section (6)(a) Required that the future land use element clearly identify those land use categories where public schools are allowed. 12. Section (1)(b), [2014 cite: Section (13)] Established certain criteria for local governments wanting to extend concurrency to public schools. (Later amended by Chapter , section 5, Laws of Florida). 1996: [Chapter , section 1, Chapter , sections 10 11, and Chapter , sections 1 6, 15, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (1)(c) Substantially amended the criteria for small scale amendments that are exempt from the twice per year limitation on adoption of plan amendments. 2. Section (6)(g)9. Revised the objectives in the coastal management element to include the maintenance of ports. 3. Section (2), (3), and (5) Provided that certain port related expansion projects are not DRIs under certain conditions. 4. Section (6)(a) Allowed a county to designate areas on the future land use map for possible future municipal incorporation. 11

12 5. Section (6)(h) Required the intergovernmental coordination element to include consideration of the plans of school boards and other units of local government providing services but not having regulatory authority over the use of land. 6. Section (6)(h) Revised the processes and procedures to be included in the intergovernmental coordination element (6)(h)2. Required that within one year after adopting their intergovernmental coordination elements, each county and all municipalities and school boards therein establish by Interlocal agreement the joint processes consistent with their intergovernmental coordination elements. 8. Section (1)(b)2., [2014 cite: Section (13)(g)] Required local governments that utilize school concurrency to satisfy intergovernmental coordination requirements of section (6)(h)1. 9. Section Permitted a county to adopt a municipal overlay amendment to address future possible municipal incorporation of a specific geographic area. 10. Section [Later Repealed.] Authorized the state land planning agency to conduct a sustainable communities demonstration project. 1997: [Chapter , sections 1 4, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (6) Amended the definition of de minimis impact as it pertains to concurrency requirements. 2. Section (14) Established that no plan or plan amendment in an area of critical state concern is effective until found in compliance by a final order. 3. Section (1)(c)1.a.III Amended the criteria for the annual effect of Duval County (Jacksonville) small scale amendments to a maximum of 120 acres. 4. Section (2)(b) Prohibited amendments in areas of critical state concern from becoming effective if not in compliance. 12

13 1998: [Chapter 98 75, section 14, Chapter , sections 2 5, Chapter , sections 2 6 and 12 15, and Chapter , sections 4 5, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (1)(g) Exempted brownfield area amendments from the twice a year limitation on adoption of plan amendments. 2. Section (3)(a)4. Required that the capital improvements element set forth standards for the management of debt. 3. Section (5)(a) Required inclusion of at least two planning periods one at least 5 years and one at least 10 years. 4. Section (3)(d) Allowed multiple individual plan amendments to be considered together as one amendment cycle. 5. Sections (31) and Defined optional sector plan and created section allowing local governments to address development of regional impact issues within certain identified geographic areas. 6. Section (12) Established the requirements for a public school facilities element. 7. Section (12), [2014 cite: Section (13)] Established the minimum requirements for imposing school concurrency. 8. Section (13), [2014 cite: section14)] Required that the state land planning agency adopt minimum criteria for the compliance determination of a public school facilities element imposing school concurrency. 9. Section (2)(i), [2014 cite: Section (2)(k)] Required that evaluation and appraisal reports address coordination of the comprehensive plan with existing public schools and the school district s 5 year work program. 10. Section (1)(b) Amended the definition of in compliance to include consistency with sections and , Florida Statutes. 11. Section (2), (4), and (6) Required the state land planning agency to maintain a file with all documents received or generated by the state land planning agency relating to plan amendments and identify; limited the state land planning agency s review of proposed plan amendments to written comments, and required the state land planning agency to identify and list all 13

14 written communications received within 30 days after transmittal of a proposed plan amendment. 12. Section (6)(b) Allowed a local government to amend its plan for a period of up to one year after the initial determination of sufficiency of an adopted evaluation and appraisal report even if the evaluation and appraisal report is insufficient. 13. Section Substantially reworded section , Florida Statutes, related to evaluation and appraisal reports. 14. Section (6)(i) Changed the population requirements for municipalities and counties which are required to submit otherwise optional elements. 1999: [Chapter , sections 65 6, and 90, and Chapter , sections 1, 3 5, and 8 9, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (7) Required that ports and local governments in the coastal area, which has spoil disposal responsibilities, identify dredge disposal sites in the comprehensive plan. 2. Section (1)(h) Exempted from the twice per year limitation certain port related amendments for port transportation facilities and projects eligible for funding by the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council. 3. Section (6)(a) Required rural counties to base their future land use plans and the amount of land designated industrial on data regarding the need for job creation, capital investment, and economic development and the need to strengthen and diversity local economies. 4. Sections , , , , and [New] Added the Growth Policy Act to Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes, to promote urban infill and redevelopment. 5. Section (6)(a) Required that all comprehensive plans comprehensively with the school siting requirements by October 1, Section (1)(a) Made transportation facilities subject to concurrency. 7. Section (1)(b) Required use of professionally accepted techniques for measuring level of service for cars, trucks, transit, bikes and pedestrians. 8. Section (4)(b) Excluded public transit facilities from concurrency requirements. 9. Section (12) 14

15 Allowed multiuse DRIs to satisfy the transportation concurrency requirements when authorized by a local comprehensive plan under limited circumstances. 10. Section (15) Allowed multimodal transportation districts in areas where priorities for the pedestrian environment are assigned by the plan. 11. Section (1)(h) and (i), [2014 cite: (i) and (j)] Exempted amendments for urban infill and redevelopment areas, public school concurrency from the twice per year limitation. 12. Section (2) Defined brownfield designation and added the assurance that a developer may proceed with development upon receipt of a brownfield designation. [Also, see section (1) for brownfield definition.] 2000: [Chapter , sections 15 17, Chapter , section 1, and Chapter , section 18, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (11)(c) [Repealed] Repealed section (11)(c), Florida Statutes, that required funds from sanctions for non compliant plans go into the Growth Management Trust Fund. 2. Section (7) [Repealed] Repealed section (7), Florida Statutes, which required consideration of an increase in the annual total acreage threshold for small scale plan amendments and a report by the state land planning agency. 3. Section (13) and (15) [Repealed] Repealed sections (13) and (15), Florida Statutes. 4. Section (1)(c)1.e Allowed small scale amendments in areas of critical state concern only if they are for affordable housing. 5. Section (3)(j)2. Added exemption of sales from local option surtax imposed under section , Florida Statutes, as an example of incentives for new development within urban infill and redevelopment areas. 2001: [Chapter , section 64, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (11)(d) Created the rural land stewardship area program. 2002: [Chapter , sections 1 11, Laws of Florida] 1. Section

16 Required that all agencies that review comprehensive plan amendments and rezoning include a nonvoting representative of the district school board. 2. Section (4)(a) Required coordination of local comprehensive plan with the regional water supply plan. 3. Section (6)(a) Plan amendments for school siting maps are exempt from the limitation on frequency of adoption of plan amendments. 4. Section (6)(c) Required that by adoption of the evaluation and appraisal report, the sanitary sewer, solid waste, drainage, potable water and natural groundwater aquifer recharge element consider the regional water supply plan and include a 10 year work plan to build the identified water supply facilities. 5. Section (6)(d) Required consideration of the regional water supply plan in the preparation of the conservation element. 6. Section (6)(h) Required that the intergovernmental coordination element include relationships, principles and guidelines to be used in coordinating comprehensive plan with regional water supply plans (6)(h)4. Required the local governments adopting a public educational facilities element execute an inter local agreement with the district school board, the county, and non exempting municipalities. 8. Section (6)(h)6., 7., & 8. Required that counties larger than 100,000 population and their municipalities submit an inter local service delivery agreements (existing and proposed, deficits or duplication in the provisions of service) report to the state land planning agency by January 1, Each local government is required to update its intergovernmental coordination element based on the findings of the report. The state land planning agency will meet with affected parties to discuss and id strategies to remedy any deficiencies or duplications. 9. Section (6)(h)9. [Repealed] Required local governments and special districts to provide recommendations for statutory changes for annexation to the Legislature by February 1, NOTE: this requirement was repealed by Chapter , section 2, Laws of Florida. 10. Section [New] Added a new section that allows a county, to adopt an optional public educational facilities element in cooperation with the applicable school board. 11. Section [New] Added a new section that requires local governments and school boards to enter into an inter local agreement that addresses school siting, enrollment forecasting, 16

17 school capacity, infrastructure and safety needs of schools, schools as emergency shelters, and sharing of facilities. 12. Section (4)(c) Added a provision that the concurrency requirement for transportation facilities may be waived by plan amendment for urban infill and redevelopment areas. 13. Section (1)(a) Expanded the definition of affected persons to include property owners who own land abutting a change to a future land use map. 14. Section (1)(b) Expanded the definition of in compliance to include consistency with section (public educational facilities element). 15. Section (3), (4), (6), (7), (8) Streamlined the timing of comprehensive plan amendment review. 16. Section (15)(c) Required that local governments provide a sign in form at the transmittal hearing and at the adoption hearing for persons to provide their names and addresses. 17. Section (1)(k) Exempted amendments related to providing transportation improvements to enhance life safety on controlled access major arterial highways from the limitation on the frequency of adoption of plan amendments contained in section (1). 18. Section (2)(1) Required Evaluation and Appraisal Reports to include (1) consideration of the appropriate regional water supply plan, and (2) an evaluation of whether past reductions in land use densities in coastal high hazard areas have impaired property rights of current residents where redevelopment occurs. 19. Section Allowed local governments to establish a special master process to assist the local governments with challenges to local development orders for consistency with the comprehensive plan. 20. Section Created the Local Government Comprehensive Planning Certification Program to allow less state and regional oversight of comprehensive plan process if the local government meets certain criteria. 21. Section (1) Added a provision to section (24), Statutory Exemptions, that exempts from the requirements for developments of regional impact, any water port or marina development if the relevant local government has adopted a boating facility siting plan or policy (which includes certain specified criteria) as part of the coastal management element or future land use element of its comprehensive plan. The adoption of the boating facility siting plan or policy is exempt from the limitation on the frequency of adoption of plan amendments contained in section (1). 17

18 22. Section (6) Prohibited a local government, under certain conditions, from denying an application for development approval for a requested land use for certain proposed solid waste management facilities. 2003: [Chapter 03 1, sections 14 15, Chapter , section 1, Chapter , section 158, and Chapter , section 61, Laws of Florida] 1. Section [New] Creates the Agricultural Lands and Practices Act. (2): Provides legislative findings and purpose with respect to agricultural activities and duplicative regulation. (3): Defines the terms farm, farm operation, and farm product for purposes of the act. (4): Prohibits a county from adopting any ordinance, resolution, regulation, rule, or policy to prohibit or otherwise limit a bona fide farm operation on land that is classified as agricultural land. (4)(a): Provides that the act does not limit the powers of a county under certain circumstances. (4)(b): Clarifies that a farm operation may not expand its operations under certain circumstances. (4)(c): Provides that the act does not limit the powers of certain counties. (4)(d): Provides that certain county ordinances are not deemed to be a duplication of regulation. 2. Section (6) Changes State Comptroller references to Chief Financial Officer. 3. Section (6)(k) Provides for certain airports to abandon development of regional impact development orders. 4. Section Throughout section , Florida Statutes, citations to Chapter 235, Florida Statutes, are changed to cite the appropriate section in Chapter 1013, Florida Statutes. 5. Section Throughout section , Florida Statutes, citations to Chapter 235, Florida Statutes, are changed to cite the appropriate section in Chapter 1013, Florida Statutes. 18

19 2004: [Chapter 04 5, section 11, Chapter 04 37, section 1, Chapter , sections 1 4, Chapter , sections 2 5, Chapter , sections 1 2, and Chapter , section 2, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (10): Amended to conform to the repeal of the Florida High Speed Rail Transportation Act, and the creation of the Florida High Speed Rail Authority Act. (13): Created to require local governments to identify adequate water supply sources to meet future demand for the established planning period. (14): Created to limit the effect of judicial determinations issued subsequent to certain development orders pursuant to adopted land development regulations. 2. Section [new] (1): Provides legislative findings on the compatibility of development with military installations. (2): Provides for the exchange of information relating to proposed land use decisions between counties and local governments and military installations. (3): Provides for responsive comments by the commanding officer or his designee. (4): Provides for the county or affected local government to take such comments into consideration. (5): Requires the representative of the military installation to be an ex officio, nonvoting member of the county s or local government s land planning or zoning board. (6): Encourages the commanding officer to provide information on community planning assistance grants. 3. Section (6)(a): Required local governments to amend the future land use element by June 30, 2006, to include criteria to achieve compatibility with military installations. Encourages rural land stewardship area designation as an overlay on the future land use map. (6)(c): Extended the deadline adoption of the water supply facilities work plan amendment until December 1, 2006; provided for updating the work plan every five years; and exempts such amendment from the limitation on frequency of adoption of amendments. (10)(l): Provided for the coordination by the state land planning agency and the United States Department of Defense on compatibility issues for military installations. (11)(d)1.: Required that the state land planning agency, in cooperation with other specified state agencies, provide assistance to local governments in implementing provisions relating to rural land stewardship areas. (11)(d)2.: Provided for multi county rural land stewardship areas. 19

20 (11)(d)3. 4: Revised requirements, including the acreage threshold for designating a rural land stewardship area. (11)(d)6.j.: Provided that transferable rural land use credits may be assigned at different ratios according to the natural resource or other beneficial use characteristics of the land. (11)(e): Provided legislative findings regarding mixed use, high density urban infill and redevelopment projects; requires the state land planning agency to provide technical assistance to local governments. (11)(f): Provided legislative findings regarding a program for the transfer of development rights and urban infill and redevelopment; requires the state land planning agency to provide technical assistance to local governments. 4. Section [new] (1): Provided legislative findings with respect to the shortage of affordable rentals in the state. (2): Provided definitions. (3): Authorized local governments to permit accessory dwelling units in areas zoned for single family residential use based upon certain findings. (4) An application for a building permit to construct an accessory dwelling unit must include an affidavit from the applicant, which attests that the unit will be rented at an affordable rate to a very low income, low income, or moderate income person or persons. (5): Provided for certain accessory dwelling units to apply towards satisfying the affordable housing component of the housing element in a local government s comprehensive plan. (6): Required the state land planning agency to report to the Legislature. 5. Section (1)(b) Amended the definition of in compliance to add language referring to the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act. 6. Section (1)(m): Created to provide that amendments to address criteria or compatibility of land uses adjacent to or in close proximity to military installations do not count toward the limitation on frequency of amending comprehensive plans. (1)(n): Created to provide that amendments to establish or implement a rural land stewardship area do not count toward the limitation on frequency of amending comprehensive plans. 7. Section (2)(n) Created to provide that evaluation and appraisal reports evaluate whether criteria in the land use element were successful in achieving land use compatibility with military installations. 20

21 2005: [Chapter , sections 1, 2 and 15, Chapter , and Chapter , sections 10 12, Laws of Florida] 1. Section (32) [New] Added the definition of financial feasibility. 2. Section (2): Required comprehensive plans to be financially rather than economically feasible. (3)(a)5.: Required the comprehensive plan to include a 5 year schedule of capital improvements. Outside funding (funding from a developer, other government or funding pursuant to referendum) of these capital improvements must be guaranteed in the form of a development agreement or interlocal agreement. (3)(a)6.b.1.: Required a plan amendment for the annual update of the schedule of capital improvements. Deleted a provision allowing updates and change in the date of construction to be accomplished by ordinance. (3)(a)6.c.: Added oversight and penalty provision for failure to adhere to this section s capital improvements requirements. (3)(a)6.d.: Required a long term capital improvement schedule if the local government has adopted a long term concurrency management system. (6)(a): Deleted date (October 1, 1999) by which school sitting requirements must be adopted. (6)(a): Requires the future land use element to be based upon the availability of water supplies (in addition to public water facilities). (6)(a): Add requirement that future land use element of coastal counties must encourage the preservation of working waterfronts, as defined in section , Florida Statutes. (6)(c): Required the potable water element to be updated within 18 months of an updated regional water supply plan to incorporate the alternative water supply projects and traditional water supply projects and conservation and reuse selected by the local government to meet its projected water supply needs. The ten year water supply work plan must include public, private and regional water supply facilities, including development of alternative water supplies. Such amendments do not count toward the limitation on the frequency of adoption of amendments. (6)(e): Added waterways to resources addressed by the recreation and open space element. (6)(h)1.: The intergovernmental coordination element must address coordination with regional water supply authorities. (11)(d)4.c.: Required rural land stewardship areas to address affordable housing. 21

22 (11)(d)5.: Required a listed species survey be performed on rural land stewardship receiving area. If any listed species present, must ensure adequate provisions to protect them. (11)(d)6.: Must enact an ordinance establishing a methodology for creation, conveyance, and use of stewardship credits within a rural land stewardship area. (11)(d)6.j.: Revised to allow open space and agricultural land to be just as important as environmentally sensitive land when assigning stewardship credits. (12): Must adopt public school facilities element. (12)(a) and (b): A waiver from providing this element will be allowed under certain circumstances. (12)(g): Expanded list of items to be to include collocation, location of schools proximate to residential areas, and use of schools as emergency shelters. (12)(h): Required local governments to provide maps depicting the general location of new schools and school improvements within future conditions maps. (12)(i): Required the state land planning agency to establish a schedule for adoption of the public school facilities element. (12)(j): Established penalty for failure to adopt a public school facility element. (13): (New section) Encourages local governments to develop a community vision that provides for sustainable growth, recognizes its fiscal constraints, and protects its natural resources. (14): (New section) Encourages local governments to develop an urban service boundary that ensures the area is served (or will be served) with adequate public facilities and services over the next 10 years. See section (17). 3. Section [Repealed] Section is repealed. 4. Section (2): Required the public schools interlocal agreement (if applicable) to address requirements for school concurrency. The opt out provision at the end of subsection (2) is deleted. (5): Required Palm Beach County to identify, as part of its evaluation and appraisal report, changes needed in its public school element necessary to conform to the new 2005 public school facilities element requirements. (7): Provided that a county exempted from public school facilities element shall undergo re evaluation as part of its evaluation and appraisal report to determine if it continues to meet the exemption criteria. 5. Section (2)(g): Expands requirement of coastal element to include strategies that will be used to preserve recreational and commercial working waterfronts, as defined in section , Florida Statutes. 6. Section

23 (1)(a): Added schools as a required concurrency item. (2)(a): Required consultation with water supplier prior to issuing building permit to ensure adequate water supplies to serve new development will be available by the date of issuance of a certificate of occupancy. (2)(c): Required all transportation facilities to be in place or under construction within 3 years (rather than 5 years) after approval of building permit. (4)(c): The concurrency requirement, except as it relates to transportation and public schools, may be waived in urban infill and redevelopment areas. The waiver shall be adopted as a plan amendment. A local government may grant a concurrency exception pursuant to subsection (5) for transportation facilities located within an urban infill and redevelopment area. (5)(d): Required guidelines for granting concurrency exceptions to be included in the comprehensive plan. (5)(e) (g): If local government has established transportation exceptions, the guidelines for implementing the exceptions must be consistent with and support a comprehensive strategy, and promote the purpose of the exceptions. Exception areas must include mobility strategies, such as alternate modes of transportation, supported by data and analysis. The Florida Department of Transportation must be consulted prior to designating a transportation concurrency exception area. Transportation concurrency exception areas existing prior to July 1, 2005 must meet these requirements by July 1, 2006, or when the evaluation and appraisal based amendments are adopted, whichever occurs last. (6): Required local government to maintain records to determine whether 110 percent de minimis transportation impact threshold is reached. A summary of these records must be submitted with the annual capital improvements element update. Exceeding the 110 percent threshold dissolves the de minimis exceptions. (7): Required consultation with the Department of Transportation prior to designating a transportation concurrency management area (to promote infill development) to ensure adequate level of service standards are in place. The local government and the Florida Department of Transportation should work together to mitigate any impacts to the Strategic Intermodal System. (9)(a): Allowed adoption of a long term concurrency management system for schools. (9)(c): (New section) Allowed local governments to issue approvals to commence construction notwithstanding section in areas subject to a long term concurrency management system. (9)(d): (New section) Required evaluation in Evaluation and Appraisal Repot of progress in improving levels of service coordination element. (10): Added requirement that level of service coordination element standard for roadway facilities on the Strategic Intermodal System must be consistent with Florida Department of Transportation standards. Standards must consider compatibility with adjacent jurisdictions. 23

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